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2019 Season Outlook
Senior receiver Mike Williams is among a group of wideouts that will be counted on to take a more prominent role in the Husker offense in 2019. The 5-10, 180-pound Williams played in every game last season and this spring spent the majority of his time working at the X receiver position, where Nebraska must replace Stanley Morgan Jr., who finished as Nebraska’s all-time leading receiver.
Williams and fellow senior Jaron Woodyard, along with several underclassmen are among the candidates to join junior JD Spielman as primary targets for record-setting sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez. Williams is on track to earn his degree in child, youth and family studies in December.
Williams earned a pair of starts and appeared in all 12 games in his first season at Nebraska. Williams caught 12 passes for 122 yards, averaging 10.2 yards per reception. He had three catches for 40 yards in his Husker debut against Colorado. Williams’ three receptions matched his total from 11 games as a freshman at Georgia Southern in 2016, while his 40 yards exceeded the 27 yards he totaled with the Eagles.
Williams did not have a catch over the next three games but had an 11-yard reception at No. 16 Wisconsin and hauled in three catches for 41 yards at Northwestern, including a career-long 24-yard grab. He made it three straight games with a catch by hauling in a seven-yard reception against Minnesota. Williams posted his third multi-reception game of the season at No. 8 Ohio State, catching two passes for 21 yards. He added two more catches in the win over Michigan State.
Williams was the leading receiver for East Mississippi, the 2017 NJCAA national champion. Williams caught 30 passes for 669 yards and seven touchdowns in 2017 to help the Lions to an 11-1 record under NJCAA Coach of the Year Buddy Stephens. Williams’ seven touchdown receptions ranked 16th nationally, and he averaged 23.2 yards per catch.
Williams spent his freshman season at Georgia Southern, appearing in 11 games and catching three passes for 27 yards.
Originally from Lake City, Fla., Williams attended Columbia High School. He earned an honorable-mention selection to the Florida Times-Union’s All-First Coast Football Team as a senior, when Williams totaled more than 50 receptions and 1,200 receiving yards and accounted for 13 total touchdowns.
Mike was born on April 5, 1998, and is the son of Antorria Jackson and Michael Williams. He is majoring in child, youth and family studies. He volunteered with the Nebraska Football Road Race and local hospital visits.